Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, videlicet, 18 die Julii.
Andrews, a Pass.
Lady Stafford, a Pass.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords are ready to proceed against Justice Berkley.
Freer, Countess of Lindsey's Servant, arrested.
Upon the Petition of Eliz. Countess Dowager of Lyndsey; shewing, "That Jerom Freer, whom she owns to be her menial Servant employed in her Affairs, is arrested lately, by Daniell Lee, an Officer of the Marshal's Court, at the Suit of Robert Kinston, a Poulterer, in Westm. who well knew the said Freer to be her Ladyship's Servant; which is contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Delinquents sent for.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Freer shall be presently released of his Imprisonment; and the said Lee and Keniston shall be sent for, to appear before the Lords in Parliament, to answer the same.
Sir George Radcliffe's Petition, for Leave to take the Air.
The Petition of Sir George Radcliffe was read; desiring "That he might have Leave to go into the Country, with his Keeper, to take the Air, for his Health;" which this House granted, so it be within Ten Miles of the City of London, with his Keeper.
Lord Bruce, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Bruce hath Leave to (fn. 1) go into Kent, Surrey, or Bedfordshire, for his Health; and his Absence from this House in the mean Time excused; and shall have a Pass to go and come.
Message to the H. C. for removing Lord Grey from his Command in Nottingham, &c.
It was moved, "That, seeing the Lord Grey of Warke hath put such a great Contempt upon this House, indisobeying the Commands of this House, for which their Lordships have committed him to The Tower of London, to let the House of Commons know, that this House thinks it fit that, for the said Contempt, he be put (fn. 1) out of his Command over the associated Counties of Nott. &c. and to desire the House of Commons would join with their Lordships, to send to the Lord General, that he would re-call his Commission of being General of the associated Counties."
Message from thence, to sit a while.
Protection for Greenwich Park and House.
Mrs. Vaux, a Pass.
Explanation of the Ordinance for Sequestrations.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference on the following Subjects;
and with an Order.
That their Lordships do agree with the House of Commons in the Order for supplying the County of Hunt. with Monies; and that their Lordships will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
E. of Northumberland accused of speaking against Associations;
The Earl of Denbigh speaking "That the Earl (fn. 1) of Northumberland had spoken against Associations; saying, That they were unnecessary, because of the Charge."
acquitted of the Charge.
Answer from the H. C. about L. Grey;
they will send a Committee to proceed against Justice Berkley.
Report of the Conference about the Papers to be sent to Scotland;
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference; which was, " That the House of Commons do agree with their Lordships, in the Alterations in the Letters and Declaration to be sent into Scotland; and also agree with their Lordships in the Alterations in the Instructions, excepting to the Thirteenth Instruction, wherein they have made some small Alteration;" which Alterations were read, and Agreed to.
and about the Ordinance for the Excise.
"Next, it was reported, "That the House of Commons have taken the Ordinance of Excise into Consideration; the House of Commons do agree to the Seven Persons to be Managers of the Excise, but do not agree the Lords should be joined with the House of Commons in punishing the Abuses:
Ordinance for raising Money, for Defence of the County of Huntingdon.
"Whereas the Weekly Assessments for the County of Hunt. have not yet been proceeded upon, because of the Fears and Distractions of that County; and whereas also the said County, being now become a Frontier to the associated Counties of Cambridge, &c. are inforced, through the emergent Dangers, to make extraordinary Provisions of Horse and Foot, for the Safeguard of the said County, and the other associated (fn. 1) Counties, against the Incursions of the plundering Enemy, which occasioneth extraordinary Disbursements of Money, of which the Committee of that County, is utterly unprovided: All which we, the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, taking into serious Consideration, do hereby grant full Power and Authority to the Deputy Lieutenants and Committee of the said County, to proceed upon the Weekly Assessment, according to the former Ordinance; and what Sum or Sums of Money shall be gathered, levied, or collected (by virtue thereof), by them or their Agents, to be employed and disposed for the Maintenance of such Forces, and for such other Affairs for the Safeguard of that County, as they in their Discretions shall think requisite and fit; and what Monies shall be so disbursed to be accounted for by both Houses of Parliament."
Justice Berkley's Trial.
Message to the H. C. about it.
To let them know, that their Lordships have appointed To-morrow Morning for the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley; and to desire that the House of Commons would send a Committee, to manage the Evidence against him.